Jack Johnson Pardoned

ESPN News Services Jack Johnson, the first black man to become world heavyweight champion, was posthumously pardoned Thursday by President Donald Trump for a 1913 conviction for violating the Mann Act. Trump had said in April that he was considering the pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone. Previous pleas to presidents by celebrities and lawmakers had failed. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, where he was joined by Stallone and boxers Lennox Lewis and...

German Myth 10

from About.com Who really snubbed 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens? Although many people know better, the myth of Hitler’s snub of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is persistent. But that’s not where the Olympic myths end. The alleged snub is not even the most important...

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Erin Andres tries to spin explain the 50 Cent diss. Huffington Post ‘It Was My Fault!’ It was the smooch seen ’round the world. Last month, 50 Cent attempted to kiss Fox Sport’s Erin Andrews while she was covering the Daytona 500 in Florida. The sportscaster appeared...

The REAL “Act” of a Champion? Dec25

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Happy Birthday Dale! Apr30

Happy Birthday Dale!

Yesterday was Dale Earnhardt’s Birthday. He’s not here to celebrate it so I guess it’s up to the rest of us. Thank You Dale… For being an ambassador for the greatest sport on earth… NASCAR For being so nice to me the 3 times I actually got to meet you For leaving...

Sometimes you get what you pay for… Nov05

Sometimes you get wh...

I remember back in the “Chicago Days” having to listen to haters say… of course the Yankee’s won. We could win too if we bought a team. Well I’m here to say that Cubs fan should try it once (or 27 times). It feels good. And it feels a lot better than holding out...

Kyle Busch the Most Hated Man in NASCAR? May06

Kyle Busch the Most ...

So as most of you know i pretty much quit watching NASCAR after I “lost” my driver, but on occasion i still read an article or catch a lap. I didn’t see the Saturday race (Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway) but wonder why I’ve...

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